Gulf - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡʌlf|  American pronunciation of the word gulf
Brit.  |ɡʌlf|  British pronunciation of the word gulf

noun

- an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay
- an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)(syn: disconnect, disconnection)

he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends

- a deep wide chasm

Examples

...we dipped our feet in the warm waters of the gulf...

...the great gulf of time and space that separates us from the first inhabitants of North America...

...with the administration gulfed by so many real problems, it's absurd for the president to concern himself with this nonissue...

Despite the Gulf war, oil has continued to flow.

There is a growing gulf between rich and poor.

the huge gulf between management and unions

a growing gulf between old and young

he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends

There may be occasions when America can ally with some of those states, as we did during the Gulf War.

...a wide gulf between what they desiderate and what they deserve...

...the waters of the gulf tossed and roiled as the hurricane surged toward the shore...

...after it enters the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane is predicted to advance athwart to the Texas coastline...

The Gulf war has divided the Islamic right in Turkey.

The Colorado River sends a vast body of water to the Gulf of California.

Gulf yawned at our feet.

Word forms

noun
singular: gulf
plural: gulfs
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